Researcher biography

My primary research interest is in the political economy of climate change mitigation, and the implications for how organisations develop strategies and capacity to manage carbon emissions and enhance their corporate legitimacy and resilience. I am particularly interested in how we can facilitate the development of climate mitigation activities that support sustainable management of forest and marine ecosystems, and the interplay between carbon markets, food security and energy systems. My research has been funded through grants from the Australian Research Council (www.arc.gov.au) , the World Bank (www.worldbank.org) and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (www.aciar.gov.au) (totalling more than US$3 million 2012 to 2015). I teach courses on carbon and energy management, and sustainable business practice. Courses offered at the University of Queensland include ENVM3524 (Business Management in a Carbon Constrained World), ENVM2522/7524 (Carbon and Energy Management) and ENVM3525 (Sustainable Business Practice). In my teaching I am particularly interested in the application of simulation games as learning tools to better understand and manage major issues of global change. I have developed an workshop based on-line game called the 'Carbon Game' that simulates an emissions trading scheme in a fictitious country called Tasland. More information on my research and teaching can be found at www.carbonlab.com.au.